GDC + VRDC@GDC 2018 Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App, once live. Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

Soren JohnsonCEO/Design DirectorMohawk Games

Soren Johnson is CEO and Design Director of Mohawk Games, an independent studio dedicated to making deep and innovative strategy games, such as the recent economic RTS Offworld Trading Company. Soren has decades of experience developing strategy games as both lead designer and gameplay programmer. While at Firaxis Games, he designed Civilization IV, one of the highest-rated strategy games of all time. He was also the co-designer of Civilization III, lead designer of Dragon Age Legends, and a senior designer on Spore. Soren is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, was a design columnist for Game Developer Magazine, and is a member of the GDC Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University. His thoughts on game design and his Designer Notes podcast can be found at